LeBron James and Maverick Carter's production company, SpringHill, is teaming up with CNN Films to produce Dreamland: The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street. James and Carter will produce the film alongside Philip Byron, Jamal Henderson, Amy Entelis and Courtney Sexton. Salima Koroma of Bad Rap and That's Amazing will step in to direct the film.
"We cannot move forward until we acknowledge our past and this is about honoring a prosperous, booming Black community, one of many, that was brought to an end because of hate. With the lack of historic journalism around Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Massacre of 1921, we are honored to be partnered with CNN, which has a long-standing record of credible and groundbreaking journalism," Henderson said.
"We are bringing this documentary together with a diverse crew, including local Tulsans, and making it our mission to uplift voices and people while creating impactful content."
Tulsa's Greenwood District, better known as Black Wall Street, has been highlighted often within the last year. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the city's 1921 Race Massacre, the rise and fall of the Greenwood District has been showcased in shows like the Watchmen and Lovecraft Country. More recently, Michael "Killer Mike" Render launched a digital bank named after the Tulsa financial district. Most notably, excavation crews in the city uncovered two grave sites that are believed to be linked to the massacre of 1921.
Dreamland: The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street does not currently have a scheduled release date.
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